Delegation of British Parliamentarians visits Barka Network in Poland
Letter from Ewa Sadowska of Barka UK to Barka Foundation in Poznan, Poland
yesterday we received a confirmation from the House of Lords that the study visit of British Parliamentarians to Barka Network taking place during 23 – 27 September 2013, will include 6 delegates: two lords, two assistants of lords, two representatives of the House of Commons.
For the time being the participants’ list is as follows:
- Lord Roberts of Llandudno, (Baron Roberts of Llandudno)- President of the Friends of Barka Group, Wales
- Oliver Sidorczuk (Lord Roberts’ assistant, lawyer), United Kingdom
- Lord Mike Storey of Childwall in the City of Liverpool (Baron Storey),
- Clementine Leaver (Lord Storey’s assistant), United kingdom
- & 6 Two representatives of the House of Commons
The delegation will arrive on Monday the 23th September 2013 at 15.30 at the
Poznan airport. The guests will spend four days with us in Poznan and then on the Friday morning (the 27th of September), the delegation will travel by train to Warsaw and will fly back to London from Warsaw on the 28th. (In Warsaw the delegation will meet with Senators – members of the Committee for Emigration and Communication with Poles Abroad and with members of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland to discuss the Barka UK issue as well as how the Polish Government can assist Poles who found themselves in the most difficult social and economic situations in the UK).
It is planned that during the four-day study visit in Barka, the delegation will participate in the opening of the Barka’s Wiekopolska Solidarity Economy Centre in Poznan and will take part in the conference with Presidents of the Poland’s Regions held on the 25th of September at the Olandia Hotel ( during the event Lord Roberts will address the audience with a key-note speech on the social welfare in Great Britain in the context of the new migration from Central and Eastern Europe and will talk about the role of civil society. While in Poznan, the guests will as visit the Barka communities, Social Integration Centres and social cooperatives in the region.
Luckily there is still time to work on a detailed programme.